Live Seminar

Advanced Auto Injury Litigation

Seminar

Date:

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

78833ER

Location:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

2024 4th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • AL CLE - 6.00

Other

  • Insurance - 7.00

Program Description

Troubleshoot Problems in Auto Injury Cases with Tips From Experienced Litigators

Pre-existing conditions, medical bill disagreements, subrogation hassles . . . the auto injury litigation process is packed with problems for both sides. Do you know how to power past these pain points and come out ahead? In this full-day program, seasoned attorneys will provide pointers for overcoming common challenges and gaining the advantage when the odds seem stacked against you. Get the best auto injury settlement or judgment for your client - register today!

  • Find out how to get difficult medical providers and physicians to cooperate.
  • Uncover ways to neutralize hard bargaining negotiation strategies.
  • Apply the collateral source and reasonable value rules to your advantage.
  • Gain tips for handling sticky government claims against the settlement.
  • Explore top legal ethics challenges in auto injury litigation.
  • Unveil and overcome unfavorable juror biases with practical trial techniques.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate-to-advanced level seminar is designed for attorneys. Claims representatives may also benefit.

Course Content

  1. Accident Investigation Roadblocks and Uncooperative Medical Providers
  2. UM/UIM Coverage Conundrums and Negotiating With Difficult Adjusters
  3. Collateral Sources, Experts and More: Discovery and Evidence Snags
  4. Damages, Liens and Subrogation: Troubleshooting Key Problems
  5. Legal Ethics Dilemmas
  6. Jury Trial Complexities

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *

Insurance – Insurance: 7.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Accident Investigation Roadblocks and Uncooperative Medical Providers
    9:00 - 10:15, Lisa M. Ivey
    1. Client Screening Challenges
    2. Auto Accident Investigation Difficulties
    3. Treatment of the Client and Managing Medical Bills
    4. Lack of Cooperation From Medical Providers and Treating Physicians
    5. Preexisting Conditions That Affect Treatment and Evaluation of Injuries
    6. Managing Litigation Costs
  2. UM/UIM Coverage Conundrums and Negotiating With Difficult Adjusters
    10:30 - 12:00, Maridi Huggins
    1. UM/UIM Coverage Complexities
    2. Multiple Policies, Stacking and Set-Offs
    3. Conflict of Laws: PIP, UM, UIM, etc.
    4. Low Limits
    5. Coverage Denials
    6. Lowball Offers by Adjusters
    7. Insurance Adjusters Discounting Medical Bills
    8. Intentional Delay Tactics
  3. Collateral Sources, Experts and More: Discovery and Evidence Snags
    1:00 - 1:45, Maridi Huggins
    1. Getting all Needed Medical Records and Bills in a Timely Manner
    2. IME Problems
    3. Preexisting Conditions: Causation Proof and Doctor Testimony
    4. Causation Proof in Low/Moderate Impact Cases
    5. Counteracting Biomechanical Expert Testimony
    6. Medical Bills: Evidence of Reasonable Value and Admissibility of Collateral Sources
    7. Authenticating Texts and Social Media Posts
    8. Evidence of Drug/Alcohol/Prescription Drug Use
  4. Damages, Liens and Subrogation: Troubleshooting Key Problems
    1:45 - 2:30, Nancy L. Eady
    1. Future Medical Cost Disagreements
    2. Diminished Future Earning Capacity Complications
    3. The Problem of Proving Pain and Suffering
    4. Monies in Excess of the Policy Limits
    5. Uncertain Law When Dealing With Third-Party Claims
    6. Hassles With Medical Care Providers’ Liens
    7. Subrogation Interests/Negotiation Difficulties
    8. Medicaid Lien, Medicare Lien and MSA Headaches
  5. Legal Ethics Dilemmas
    2:45 - 3:45, Nancy L. Eady
    1. Conflicts of Interest Predicaments
    2. Insurance Defense Counsel Relationship With the Insured and Insurer
    3. Ethical Problems in Litigation and Settlements
    4. Attorney Fees and Client Trust Accounts
    5. Challenges of Preserving Client Confidentiality
    6. Legal Marketing and Advertising
  6. Jury Trial Complexities
    3:45 - 4:30, Lisa M. Ivey
    1. Jury Selection/Voir Dire: Unraveling Juror Bias
    2. CRPS, TBI, etc.: Explaining Complex and Controversial Injuries
    3. Juror Attitudes in Soft Tissue or Minimum Impact Cases
    4. Exhibit Quandaries
    5. Cross-Examining the Difficult Witness
    6. Addressing Damages at Trial: Dilemmas for Both Sides

NANCY L. EADY is a partner at Morris, Haynes, Wheeles, Knowles & Nelson. She has been with the firm since 1991 and practices out of the Alexander City office. Ms. Eady heads the Legal Research Department of the firm, and has successfully defended many of the verdicts and rulings obtained by the firm’s trial attorneys. She is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice. Ms. Eady was selected by B-Metro as a top attorney in Birmingham in 2016 and as a top women attorney in Birmingham in both 2015 and 2016. Since 2012, she has made numerous presentations for National Business Institute on various topics, including hearsay evidence, motions in limine, ethics in social media and techniques for electronic searches. She has also spoken about legal writing issues to the Alabama Association for Justice, and spoke at the 2015 “Attorney Technology Conference” CLE hosted jointly by Alabama Law Weekly and Tennessee Attorneys Memo. Ms. Eady earned her B.S.Ed. degree, highest honors, from Auburn University and her J.D. degree from Jones School of Law.

MARIDI HUGGINS is a sole practitioner with Maridi Huggins Law, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama. She focuses her practice primarily on personal injury litigation. Ms. Huggins practiced for almost a decade defending insurance companies and insureds and recently began her own practice representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. She graduated with her B.S. degree from the University of Alabama and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. Ms. Huggins is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association (Grievance Committee and treasurer for the Women Lawyers Section).

LISA M. IVEY is a sole practitioner in Jasper, Alabama, where she focuses her practice on representing individuals in matters involving criminal defense and personal injury. Ms. Ivey also has extensive experience assisting her clients during the appeals process. She is admitted to practice in the state of Alabama, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, the Supreme Court of the United States of America and the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Eleventh Circuit. Ms. Ivey graduated with her B.A. degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and went on to earn her J.D. degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

AL CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.0 credit hours, including 1.0 ethics credits.


Insurance

AL INS: 7.00 Includes - General: 6.00
This program has been approved for 7.0 continuing education credits by the Alabama Department of Insurance.


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